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Pollination of vanilla

Bulletin Agronomique Petit Bourg ( 8): 39-41
Pollination of vanilla
Cultivated species of Vanilla comprise V. planifolia (the most widespread), V. pompona (cultivated in Guadeloupe) and V. tahitensis (cultivated in Tahiti until it was replaced by V. planifolia). The biology and anatomy of the Vanilla flower are described. In Guadeloupe, flowering starts in Jan., reaches a peak in Apr. and finishes in June. The flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon. The duration of stigma receptivity is 24 h.

Accession: 001912623

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